YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrofood sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

NEWS

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Patricia Mwansa - YEP Agrofood at VDS A’campo in Zambia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Paul Kato

Young Expert at We Consult - Uganda

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

I am currently working as a junior hydrogeologist at WE Consult. Some of the day to day tasks include:

  • Geophysical site investigations.
  • Drilling & Borehole construction supervision
  • Proposal and report writing
  • Water supply construction supervision
  • DTH borehole camera inspection
  • Water Resources Assessment

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Goal oriented, eager to learn, analytic and positive mindset
  • Team work
  • Logical
Background

Nationality: Ugandan
Education: Bsc. (Hons) Petroleum Geosciences and Production

 

Experience before YEP

I have been working as a junior hydrogeologist at WE Consult before joining YEP Programmes.

YEP Agrofood

Contact

Email Twitter LinkedIn Skype
Yep AgroYep Water

Updates


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Drilling supervision at Magamaga, Mayuge district, Uganda
Drilling supervision for a production borehole at Magamaga village. Drilled depth: 58.98mbgl Drillers yield: 10.8 cubic meters per hour Lithology: Granite Client: Ministry of Water and Environment...read more

Logging while drilling

Friday, April 27, 2018
Previously sited and drilled borehole in Lukhonge , Mbale district, Uganda
After the introductory training, I have been involved in three projects so far; Borehole camera inspection for 13 boreholes in Nwoya and Apac districts Uganda Needs gaps assessment in Kole distr...read more

Getting ready to lower the DTH camera